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and 198 steerage passengers were bathed and 749 pieces of baggage 
disinfected. Fifty -four cases of plague (3 Europeans, 2 Indians, 12 
Portuguese, 1 Japanese, 1 Parsee, and 36 Chinese), with 36 deaths, were 
reported during the week. No other communicable diseases were 
reported. From January 1 to June 27, inclusive, 1,276 cases of plague 
have been reported. 

During the week ended July 4, 1903, 12 vessels, 1,095 crew and 648 
passengers (203 cabin and 445 steerage) were inspected; 810 crew and 
437 steerage passengers were bathed and 1,221 pieces baggage disin- 
fected. There were 44 rejections from all causes. Only 25 cases of 
plague (Chinese), with 18 deaths, were reported and no other commun- 
icable disease was reported. Up to date (from January 1) 1,316 cases 
of plague have been reported, with 1,154 deaths. 

Report from Shanghai— Smallpox. 

Acting Assistant Surgeon Ransom reports, July 14, as follows: Dur- 
ing the week ended Jiuy 11, 1903, there were inspected 2 vessels, 82 
crew and 37 cabin passengers. 

The communicable diseases reported during the week were: Small- 
pox, 1 case, 1 death; diphtheria, 3 deaths. The total mortality was 2 
foreigners and 160 natives. 

COLOMBIA. 

Report from Bocas del Toro, fruit port — Smallpox epidemic 
decreasing — Vaccination. 

Acting Assistant Surgeon Osterhout reports as follows: Week ended 
August 4, 1903. Present oflBcially estimated population not obtain- 
able. One death from smallpox; number of deaths from other causes, 
3; prevailing diseases,, smallpox and malarial affections. General 
sanitary condition of this port and the surrounding country during 
the -week, not good. Smallpox has materially decreased; no new cases 
during past week. The disease still exists at several of the subports 
in the lagoons. Vaccination is still being carried out. Three cases 
under treatment in the isolation hospital. 

Bills of health were issued to the following-named vessels: 



Date. 


Name of vessel. 


Number 
of crew. 


Number of 

pa^engers 

from this 

port. 


Number of 
passengers 
in transit. 


Pieces of 
fected. 


July 29 
29 




18 
23 
39 
19 

















Fort Gaines 





29 


Beverly 





Aug. 1 












COSTA RICA. 

Report from, Limmi, fruit port — Yellow fever. 

Acting Assistant Surgeon Gruver reports as follows: Week ended 
August 6, 1903. Census population, 4,000; number of cases of j'ellow 
fever, 3 — deaths, 2; number of deaths from other causes, 4; prevailing 
diseases, yellow fever and bilious remittent fever. The latter dis-